Expanding ideas and opportunities for area youth


VAE encourages creative and innovative instructional programs in K-12 classrooms


VAE inspires teaching excellence and supports workforce development


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Welcome to Valley Alliance for Education

The 2019-20 Creative Classroom Grant Application has now closed.  Properly submitted applications are currently being reviewed.  Please check back to see a complete list of recipients and awarded grants titles for the 2019-20 academic year. VAE would like to say a special thank you to the Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge for their continued support and dedication to VAE and our Creative Classroom Grant program. .


Valley Alliance for Education is a regional partnership of employers, educators and community volunteers established to promote excellence in the public schools, which will result in an improved quality of life and economic prosperity in the region.


Since Valley Alliance for Education was founded in 1990, the organization has directed well over a half a million dollars into area schools through the Creative Classroom Grant program.


The Valley Alliance for Education Creative Classroom Grants program has been established to promote educational excellence and creative instruction in the region by funding special student-centered projects.